The Family Literacy Program at Oak Hill Elementary started March 7—with great success! With 35 families enrolled in the program, we are experiencing the highest attendance we have ever seen at Oak Hill.
Families from Pakistan, Mexico, Eritrea, Honduras, Burma, Ecuador, Sudan, and El Salvador, along with several families from the United States, come together two times each week to share a meal, read a children’s book, and participate in literacy activities together. In the adult classes, parents engage in conversation about parenting strategies and how to best support their children’s literacy development, while improving their own reading and writing skills at the same time. In the child classes, children participate in story time, develop their reading skills, receive homework help, and make new friends while engaging in crafts, STEM activities, and more.